The Dream and J. Holiday ‘No Match’ For Kelly Clarkson, Second Round Albums Debut in Top 5

The Dream and J. Holiday, ironically the same duo who put together the 2006 smash “Bed,” were no match for the first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, on this week’s Billboard 200. Clarkson, who took a break after releasing the 2007 album “My December,” beat out the “Bed” duo for the no.1 spot, thanks to 255,000 copies of her album “All I Ever Wanted”. Led by the single “My Life Would Suck Without You,” Clarkson’s “All I Ever Wanted” came in just above the 2004 hit album “Breakaway”. While Clarkson made a strong debut across the board, The-Dream turned out to be this week’s top R&B/Hip Hop debut. Coming in at no.2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, The-Dream’s sophomore effort “Love Vs. Money” moved 151,000 copies on the strength of the singles “My Love” and “Rockin’ That Thing”. Like The-Dream, J.Holiday released his sophomore album last week. Titled “Round 2,” Holiday’s follow up to the Grammy-nominated disc “Back of My Lac” lands at no.4 just below U2’s “No Line on the Horizon”. Led by the single “It’s Yours,” Holiday’s album sold 55,000 copies. Other notable albums include Beyonce’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce which moved another 28,000 copies; Jamie Foxx’s “Intuition” (27,000 copies) and Lady Gaga’s “The Fame,” which moved another 47,000 copies.

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